Nelson Mayor John Dooley (left) stands with Chief Jeff Hebert, who takes over Nelson Fire and Rescue. Photo: Nelson Fire and Rescue

Nelson Mayor John Dooley (left) stands with Chief Jeff Hebert, who takes over Nelson Fire and Rescue. Photo: Nelson Fire and Rescue

Nelson’s Jeff Hebert named new fire chief

Hebert has been with Nelson Fire and Rescue since 1999

A firefighter with over two decades of experience at Nelson Fire and Rescue has been named the department’s new chief.

The City of Nelson announced Tuesday that Jeff Hebert had been promoted to replace Len MacCharles, who retired in May after serving in the role since 2014.

Hebert joined Nelson Fire and Rescue in 1999 as an auxiliary firefighter, was hired full-time in 2001 and 10 years later was promoted to captain. In 2020 Hebert was named assistant chief and training officer.

The Nelson native has certificates in fire investigations, hazmat and fire service instructor.

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